Category: Space

Diamond-Encrusted Meteorite Could Be From a Lost Planet

Diamond-Encrusted Meteorite Could Be From a Lost Planet

Something fell from the sky in the Nubian Desert of Sudan in 2008, and it could be a key to understanding lost planets from the early formation of our solar system. In research published today in Nature Communications, a group of planetary scientists provide evidence that a fragment of a meteorite may be a piece of…

By admin April 25, 2018 0

Science Fiction’s Biggest Names Will Live Forever on Pluto’s Moon

Science Fiction’s Biggest Names Will Live Forever on Pluto’s Moon

Often overlooked in the vastness of space, Pluto’s tiny moon Charon has gotten ahold of some major celebrities: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler. That’s because the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved names for the moon’s surface-level features, with a focus on names in science fiction and historical myth. NASA’s New Horizons space…

By admin April 25, 2018 0